Praxis The Fletcher Journal of Human Security

2000: Central Asia

The articles in this volume give a scientific and human description of the scale and scope of the breakdown of a way of life that governed human affairs in Central Asia until last decade of the twentieth century. This research addresses an urgent need to understand the global, regional, and national context within which development must take place.

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Joyce Connery
Caught Between a Dictatorship and a Democracy:
Civil Society, Religion and Development in Kyrgyzstan

Eric Eversmann
Dropping Out: School Attendance in the Kyrgyz Republic

Jamshid Gaziev
Islamic Revival in Post-Independence Uzbekistan

L.M. Handrahan
Implications of International Human Rights Law and Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Sarah Prosser
Taliban Dogma and Power: Looking for the Sources

Martin C. Spechler
Regional Cooperation in Central Asia:
Promises and More Promises

Michael Strauss
The Growth and Natural Resource Endowment Paradox:
Empirics, Causes & the Case of Kazakhstan

Book Reviews

Review by Amyn B. Sajoo
Civil Society in Central Asia edited by M. Holt Ruffin and Daniel Waugh

Review by Alexander Danilovich
Russian Politics in Transition: Institutional Conflict in a Nascent Democracy by Nikolai Biryukov and Victor Sergeyev

Review by Nurbek Omuraliev
The Formation of Post-Soviet International Politics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan by Rafis Abazov